838.51/4016: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Haiti (Sparks)

155. Your telegram 139, August 28 and your despatch 976 of August 29.61 The Department has been informed by Mr. Francis White of the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council that the Council would not [Page 924] interpose an objection to the proposal of the Haitian Government that the Accord of July 8, 1939 be extended for one year, and that the token payment of 100,000 gourdes be omitted.

You are requested to acknowledge the receipt of Minister Laleau’s62 note of August 24, 194063 and to state that you are authorized, and authorization is hereby given you, to sign a supplemental executive agreement extending the Accord of July 8, 1939 for one additional year, so that it would continue until September 30, 1941. It is recommended that the notes to be exchanged should be similar to those exchanged on July 8, 1939 with the omission of the phrase (b) referring to the token payment.

  1. Latter not printed.
  2. Léon Laleau, Haitian Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  3. Not printed.